Sunday, August 21, 2011

Declining Postal Service Gets Even Worse

Yesterday my mail came at 6:30 p.m., and this set a new record for lateness.  As I returned yet another mis-delivered letter to the carrier, I asked what had happened. Apparently, because a number of routes have been cut, this will now be the normal delivery time.  This seems like ineffective planning to me.  Once the darkness draws in and the clocks go back, how are the mailmen supposed to read addresses in the dark?  Will they be carrying flashlights?  They don't even read the mail very well in daylight. We're already used to miserably poor service, and the Van Brunt P.O. is notoriously uninterested weak in responding to the public about mail problems.  On our block, we rely on the kindness of our neighbors to send a good deal of errant mail to each other. Seems like things will only get worse. 

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